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November 22, 2017
The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year is spent with Holiday fun, food, family, and plenty of festivities! Did you know that Columbus has all of that available to enjoy? Every weekend of the season has great food, music, festivities, plays and shows, exhibits, and so much more! Let’s take a look at what just one upcoming holiday weekend has to offer! We kick off the Christmas season with the Broadway Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting on December 1st from 6:30-8:30 pm! There will be decorated Christmas trees lining Broadway and a lot more: Christmas lovers rejoice as Santa is escorted in by his entourage, including special guest appearances from Santa, the Coca-Cola Polar Bear, and Mayor Teresa Tomlinson Sing along to traditional Christmas carols at the lighting of the giant Christmas tree and play in the SNOW! There will be hot chocolate, candy canes and lots of fun for the entire family. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite holiday attire and to bring their camera to partake in the many photo opportunities! Over the weekend of December 1st - 3rd in Columbus, you can see the Broadway musical, Newsies, at the Springer Opera House or Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas or attend the CSU Broadway Ball all on Friday night! Then, you can enjoy shopping at an outdoor holiday market on Saturday morning at Market Days on Broadway. After that, fill your afternoon with wonder at a Victorian Christmas Open House at the National Civil War Museum and a One Hour Sightseeing Tour of the local attractions. End the evening with a great meal at one of our fabulous Uptown restaurants! That is just one of our weekends over the holiday season! Of course, we have amazing places to shop and experience holiday fun, great restaurants to eat at, places to get treats, and it will all be decorated beautifully for Christmas! Hope to see you one of these weekends!
October 16, 2017
We’ve been saying it, but now it’s time to experience it! October and November weekends in Columbus along the Chattahoochee are the best time of year to “go all out” and experience the beauty and glory of Fall in the South, with cooler days and nights, changing colors, and festivities every weekend! Fall in Columbus means you can combine the outdoor activities that summer provides, like whitewater rafting in the Chattahoochee, biking, hiking, and Uptown walks, with the outdoor festivals that are our speciality! Check out the festivals and special events over the next few weeks: Arts on the River, Saturday, October 21, 2017 At 11:00Am - 5:00pm “Arts on the River is in its 22nd year, a fine arts only show and sale with artists from throughout the south east. Located in the median of the 1100 block of Broadway, Columbus, GA, a $1200 Best in Show award is presented to the winning artist. A qualified judge from out of town determines the recipient of all awards. The show opens at 11 am and closes at 5 pm. Details on web site www.artsontheriver.com. Entertainment all day. This event is free to the public, no ticket required.” The National Infantry Museum’s new National Memorial to the Global War on Terrorism will be dedicated Monday, October 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. The memorial will be open to the public at the dedication and thereafter. “The memorial, now under construction, will include eight granite panels etched with the names of nearly 7,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have died in service since 9/11. A 13-foot steel beam taken from the wreckage of the World Trade Center and donated to the museum by New York City firefighters will sit atop concrete columns representing the Twin Towers. The memorial also will feature nine bronze figures representing an Infantry squad, illustrations of each service’s role in protecting our nation, and narrative panels chronicling the nation’s longest war.” These are just a few of the new events and attractions opening in Columbus during the Fall. We haven’t even talked about the plays, shows, live music, and great restaurants! Come visit us!
September 28, 2017
What are YOU doing this weekend? Any plans? Want to get away? You could pick just about any weekend on the calendar, look over at Columbus, ask what’s going on, and make some incredible plans! Whether it is this weekend, next weekend, or a month from now, Columbus has a steady array of concerts, plays, and special events, coupled with amazing restaurants, outdoor activities year round, world class museums, and a beautiful Southern setting along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. What are you waiting for? Here’s an example of just a “regular” weekend in Columbus: Live Music Outdoors with Ricky Gunn and the Friday Night Concert Series Friday, September 29th, 7pm - 10pm, 1000 Block of Broadway. Start your weekend off with live music from Columbus’ own Ricky Gunn. Enjoy the cooler nights that we’re starting to have, grab an amazing dinner in one of our incredible restaurants, and then bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music under the stars. Catch a World Class Performance of an Award Winning Play/Musical! We have two amazing live theater performances happening Friday night (as we do most weekends) with the award winning Last Night of Ballyhoo and Dreamgirls. Take your pick and enjoy! Market Days on Broadway Saturday, September 30th (and every weekend), 9am - noon, 1000 and 1100 Blocks of Broadway “Uptown Columbus' Market Days on Broadway takes place every Saturday morning, year-round from 9am until Noon in the 1000 &1100 blocks of Broadway. You will find over 100 local vendors selling anything and everything that you can image. The Market features many local and organic farmers selling produce, along with soap vendors, home goods, jewelry vendors and baked goods.” The 8th Annual Uptown Beer & Wine Festival. Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 1pm - 5pm. This is one of the more popular events on the calendar each year in Columbus. Over 100 craft beers from all over the country are made available along with over 25 wine selections. A DJ playing music, college football available to watch, and food provided by a host of Uptown restaurants. This is a great way to spend a Saturday in the Fall! Color Me Rad 5K in Uptown, Sunday, October 1, 2017, 9am - 12pm This is a 5K with a twist as it sends you through color stations leaving you coming out looking quite a bit different from when you started! This is fun for couples and the whole family as you run for fun! At the end, there will be music, food, and more! Come to Columbus this weekend! Or next! Or the next! There’ll be something great to do when you arrive!
September 12, 2017
Seen a good movie lately? Normally, a trip to the movies requires you to battle crowds, pay expensive ticket and concession prices, and spend an hour and a half to two hours watching a movie that you aren’t totally sure will be a good one. Of course, you love movies and stories and a night out and it seems like a good thing to do. But, have you been to a film festival before? With one short film after another made by aspiring directors, writers, and editors trying to tell a better story than you might see in Hollywood? Columbus invites you for a weekend of filmmaking at its best with the Way Down Film Festival at the Springer Opera House, October 13-14. The Way Down Film Festival will consist of over 40 short films and 10 events throughout the weekend. A description: Way Down Film Festival launched in 2016 as the first high-profile film festival in Columbus, GA. The inaugural WDFF showcased over 30 short films and celebrated the most innovative voices in narrative, animation, documentary, and experimental categories from all over the world. Curated into 6 different thematic genre blocks, each screening runs for 70-90 minutes and consists of varying short films. Viewed on a state-of-the-art projector and sound system, film screenings take place on The Main Stage of the gorgeous, historic Springer Opera House. Following each screening, there is a filmmaker Q&A. Select filmmakers and celebrity/industry judges are also in attendance. Peppered throughout the two-day festival are rocking, celebratory receptions and networking gatherings. Don’t miss this! Make plans and reservations now and head to the movies at the Way Down Film Festival, October 13-14 in Columbus! Contact HERE for additional information.
August 17, 2017
Now that school for families is back in session and the summer months are coming to a close, the need for weekend getaways for the family and couples is more urgent than ever! At least that’s how we see it in Columbus! The weather is still perfect for rafting on the Chattahoochee River downtown, for strolls along the tree-lined streets of Uptown, for Saturday morning outdoor shopping at Market Days on Broadway, one of the largest outdoor markets in the South, and for so much more! Explore the incredible museums that Columbus has to offer, such as the National Infantry Museum, the National Civil War Naval Museum, and the Columbus Museum. Engage in outdoor adventures such as ziplining, kayaking, white water rafting, and biking. Eat incredible food at some of the best restaurants in the South, enjoy a show at the Springer Opera House or RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, or listen to live music at one of the incredible music clubs downtown. The opportunities for a weekend getaway for ether you and your significant other or the whole family are endless! Just because summer is ending doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy weekend getaways in the Deep South in a place that knows how to merge the beauty of nature with the conveniences and expressions of modern life, all literally in the same space! Columbus is breaking new ground every day on how a Southern city can merge the best of multiple worlds all in one place. Come join us and “go all out” to experience the best the South has to offer in Columbus!
July 3, 2017
In addition to fantastic local restaurants, boutiques and outdoor adventures, Columbus, Georgia is home to some of the most engaging and well-curated museums in the country. With activities suitable for all age groups, we’ve rounded out the top 3 must-see museums for your Columbus itinerary.
May 25, 2017
Go All Out for Memorial Day Weekend in Columbus With Hoochee Fest! There is plenty to do this coming Memorial Day weekend in Columbus as Summer officially begins with Hoochee Fest, a celebration of music, food, classic cars, and fun for the whole family in Columbus near the Chattahoochee River at 1301 Victory Drive.
May 19, 2017
All Out Fave: Adventure Edition What are your #AllOutFave adventures in Columbus, Georgia? Do you have a favorite adventure activity or spot in Columbus? Share photos of your #AllOutFave adventures in the Columbus region during the month of May for a chance to win prizes, including boutique gift certificates, dining experiences, zip line and rafting trips, and more!
May 12, 2017
Frogtown Crawfish Festival Kicks off Friday, May 12 in Woodruff Park! Looks like another perfect Spring weekend to get out find some fun adventures in Columbus, GA! And one thing you really should put on your list to check out is the 2017 Frogtown Crawfish Festival in Woodfuff Park in Uptown Columbus. This will be the 10th year for this festival and it all kicks off Friday, May 12 (6:00-11:30pm) and all day on Saturday with things cranking up at 10:00am and going all the way until 11:30pm. Both days will be full of all sorts of fun—anything from arts & crafts, games, inflatables, raffles—stuff everyone in the family will enjoy. If it’s live music you’re in the mood for, take a beach chair, find a good spot and prepare to be entertained! On the line-up is a Pink Floyd Tribute Band, a Dave Matthews Tribute Band, Groove Monkeys, Stay Classy, Misty Harbor, Damn Skippy and lots more. And you can’t have a Crawfish Festival without loads of great food…including a Crawfish Boil both days. I’ve never had the chance to sample this delicacy, so this will be my chance to give it a try! It’s only $10 for adult entry and kids 12 and under get in free, so this is a perfect family outing…and you get to dive into a big bowl of delicious crawfish! That does look pretty tasty!!
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